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I know it was unintentional but I found this hugely ironic, considering how quite a sizeable chunk of streaming is done through mobile devices.
No, that's a strange irony. Well spotted.
I dunno. I get it for sure, but I grew up renting all the Bonds on VHS. At home, watching with my family and friends with all the popcorn and treats you could want. I never thought Bond had to be on the big screen to be enjoyed.
I get that, too. But I feel different about new releases. As @RC7 put it, it's an event.
This reminds me of people who prefer 'real' books over digital books because "that nostalgic bum smell of real books".
Seems like an intangible feeling that has no real, tangible consequence. My son has been brought up on ebooks, he has no use of the bum smell of real books.
I think watching on the phone is fine if you had already seen a movie, but yes, I never want to experience my first time watching a film on the phone.
I'm sure it's great to have that at your disposal (I'm working on building a screening room where I am, too!); but until such a setup is commonplace, the theatre remains the best option for Bond.
I’m sure many of us did the same. My entire childhood was spent doing this but there’s nothing like the experience of a Bond on the big screen.
Mulan was moved. The new date is TBD.
There’s too much money in theatrical releases. Smaller films may move to a streaming model over the next few years but event films like Bond make too much money at the box office. Plus, more than any other film series, Bond films should be theater releases for as long as theaters are viable. Bond has been a theatrical experience for nearly 60 of the 132 years since the first film was made.
Whereas I saw The Irishman twice in theatres, and the second time was with my Dad after it had been released on Netflix. I've watched it again since, but that second viewing was the one that was most absorbing. Screen size matters for certain films.
Once again my hat is off to the powers that be that pulled the trigger first for NTTD. Cannot overstate the business savvy of making that move first.
I am thinking of doing the same thing for my father. But for me i still prefer theatres even if i would be the only guy in there lol.
You know i was watching batman begins with my cousin a while back at home, he have a bad habit of constantly rewind a particular scene to look into little details not saying it is wrong but it kind of kills the mood and breaks the link while watching the film, when you are in a theatre film cannot stop, rewind, forward upuntil it finished. It's more natural that way. I understand why people prefer at home, if people were more civil most of us would be having a blast in theatres.
I have fond memories of me going to my local theatre as a child watching Bond marathons. A couple of cheesy 70's/80's trailers, dim the light, the curtian going from 1.85.1 to 2.35.1 and then: the gunbarrel! But that was back in the day where other people were actually quiet. Now there are cellphones glaring and beeping, more people talking and whispering etc.
I am all for streaming - but I still want to physically own certain Films (Connery + Craig Bond films, Blade Runner, Rear Window, To Catch A Thief ...). And nothing comes close to the Cinema when seeing such an event movie for the first time (for me).
@matt_u Me to the rescue
Hahaha well done